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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Last updated 01/04/2020 at 16:45


Store closures and variations to opening hours

Hathersage

Our Hathersage shop, Design Museum and Café are closed until further notice.

Tours of the Round Building factory will not take place until further notice.

Marylebone

Our Marylebone shop is currently closed until further notice.

Sloane Square

Our Sloane Square shop is currently closed until further notice.

Mail order

Our online store is continuing to operate. We will dispatch your items from our warehouse Monday to Friday and aim to do this within our usual 5-day timescale. Due to reduced staff levels, there may be occasions where it takes slightly longer to dispatch your order.

We are available to answer telephone calls and emails between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday (UK time).

The situation for deliveries across the United Kingdom and worldwide is likely to be fast moving and area dependant.

We recommend that you check the information on the website of our couriers:

At the time of this update our couriers report that they are continuing to deliver parcels, but they are no longer offering the usual service guarantees. This means that your parcel may take slightly longer to be delivered once it has left our warehouse, especially if your parcel is being delivered internationally.

Your delivery driver may also take extra precautions or slightly alter the standard proof of delivery process so that you do not have to sign on a touch screen.

In line with UK Government guidelines our couriers strongly advise not to visit depots to collect parcels or hand over returns. If you do miss your delivery, we recommend that you arrange a redelivery rather than visiting the depot to collect. If you absolutely must collect parcels in person, please observe social distancing principles which will be on display in the depots.

For more information on the steps that our delivery partners are taking with regards to Coronavirus please see their websites:

We will continue to ship parcels as long as UK Government advice allows, and as long as couriers accept them.

International orders

At the time of this update our couriers report that they are unable to accept parcels to several international destinations due to capacity issues with air freight. Please check the service updates page above for your country.

If you place an order for delivery to a country where services are currently restricted, we will hold that order in our system to be dispatched as soon as we are able to.

Your payment card may show an initial pending/shadow payment for up to 5 days from our initial authorisation, but your card will not actually be charged until we dispatch your order.

Per the rules of our payment processor, if we are unable to fulfil your order within 30 days of the transaction, we will be unable to claim the payment. When dispatches are possible for your country, we will contact you by telephone or email to confirm that you still want to complete the order and take payment details again to process the transaction (but we will never ask for your card details by email and please do not send them to us in this way).

You can request that we cancel your order at any time by:

  • Replying to the order confirmation email stating that you want to cancel.
  • Sending an email to sales@davidmellordesign.co.uk with your order number, name and billing postcode.
  • Calling us on +44 1433 650 220 and selecting option 1 (subject to our opening times and staff availability).

Returns

Our 30-day time limit for returns will be extended until social distancing restrictions are lifted as long as the purchase is unused, in its original packaging, and saleable as new.

Please note that if you do send us a return, there will be a slight delay in processing the refund. To reduce the risk to our small team, we will leave the parcel untouched for 5 days from the post mark before checking the contents to ensure that any virus contained on the items within is no longer viable.